The North Sea Ground - Harbottle & Jonas
We head to Totnes on Devon today to meet our next LCM featured artists husband and wife folk duo David Harbottle and Freya Jonas. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. Together this very talented duo combine the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations, through a blend of closely intertwined vocal harmonies. Our LCM #SongOfTheDay is their last single 'The North Sea Ground' taken from their wonderful album 'Anna Is A Dancer' released last year.
David and Freya performed their music with integrity and on instruments that include the concertina, harmonium, banjo, stompbox, acoustic guitar and dobra. They can sometimes be found playing alongside their full band of 8 members in total (cello, fiddle, mandolin, trumpet, drums, bass).
hey have received plaudits from folk icons including Seth & Geoff Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Lankum, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing and have been endorsed by Seasalt Clothing. Their music had been streamed in excess of 1,000,000 times in 25 different countries and they have also played a gig with Martin Carthy. Well travelled across the UK and playing up to 200 gigs each year, Harbottle & Jonas have managed to establish themselves as one of the most exciting prospects on the folk circuit. Dave & Freya will be leading the folk course at The Internationally renowned Dartington Summer School this year.